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Beer Available At Prohibition Pig (arranged by most recent)
Zero Gravity Gose the Destroyer , Otter Creek / Lawson’s Finest Liquids Double Dose IPA 100, Stillwater Debauched Brunello Barrel Aged 98, Fiddlehead India Pale Ale 89, Lost Nation Petit Ardennes 75, Lawson’s Finest Liquids Big Hoppy , Hill Farmstead George 98, Jack’s Abby Hoponius Union 99, Allagash Fluxus 2012 94, Lawsons Finest Maple Wheat Ale 52, Brooklyn Scorcher #366 64, Jack’s Abby / Lawson’s Finest Liquids Smoked Maple Lager 93, Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #3 100, Freigeist / Bayerischer Bahnhof Geisterzug Gose 93, Lawsons Finest Chinookerd IPA 99, The Bruery Mischief 98, Evil Twin Bikini Beer 86, Lawsons Finest Double Sunshine IPA 100, Zero Gravity Conehead Wheat IPA 94, Rock Art Prohibition Pig Pale Ale
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Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | July 18, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
I have visited a few times since the reopening of the late Alchemist (RIP) and the feel and crowd mostly remained the same which is very fortunate. They refocused on grilled foods and are being rather succesful at that albeit I was never as impressed as I was led to expect being with the food. My best plate ever was one with grilled shrimps that was a one-off I’ve never encountered again and all the rest pales in comparison. Service is always very helpful despite the immense popularity of the place and frequent waiting lines. The tap selection is not even the largest in town, but almost every time I visit, I feel like drinking 50%+ of what’s on offer which means that the quality level is very high indeed. Prices are also rather high though with serving sizes being especially small and not always with appropriate glasswares here, leading to pricey beers for Vermont. I’ve never even had to browse at the bottle list. Top notch spot, but my heart belongs to the BlackBack and as soon as I’m done with my plate, for all the great selection available at Prohibition Pig, that’s where I want to head to finish the evening.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | March 31, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Well, it is impossible not to be nostalgic when one walks in here. The setup is pretty much the same as The Alchemist’s was, save for a few more tables in the back. Lots of former Alchemist employees as well. The aroma of smoked meat permeates the place; hard to complain, really. I didn’t eat here the first time around, but I certainly will next time. The beer menu is large and includes Heady Topper, which is extremely rare on draft. (The only other place that has it for now is Hen of the Wood, also in Waterbury, one of New England’s premier restaurants). Waterbury has so many great little bars for such a tiny town; Prohibition Pig is a strong contender from the get-go. Good job.
Sammy (497) Toronto, Ontario | August 16, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Kitty corner to two other bars featuring several up and coming Vermont beers. The largest and most bar like of the three. I also have a soft place in my heart to the former site of L’Alchemist. The bar and layout retains some of that flavour. More than enough taps for me here, and the HF and Lawson Liquid offerings were great. A few other good taps. One of my favourites on the trip was the dry hopped Ruination.
Lubiere (442) Ottawa, Ontario | March 17, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
The Prohibition Pig is now open. The basic set up of the old Alchemist still remains, with the long bar, and the bar-dinning separation, but gone are the pool table and the big corner table to make way for more dinning spots, the bathrooms are now bigger so no need to wait outside as before. The top no tap list is extensive with a mix of NE local (Hill, Lawson), other regions (Cigar City) and imports (Mikkeller, Grassroots). The place is a meat haven of pulled pork, ribs and burgers. Given the place was full on the night I visited, I didn’t eat there, but will be back for sure. A lot of the old Alchemist crew are now working here. My goodness, Waterbury is beer central!!
jrallen34 (342) Chicago, Illinois | August 11, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Heady on draft, what else do you need to know? Rest of the draft list was pretty weak, but you aren’t coming here to tick, come to drink HT. Gastro pub feel, clean, modern, exciting. Food looks great, I’d love to try dinner here, nice liquor selection as well.
bytemesis (294) Sunnyvale, California | May 23, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
I had heard a lot about this place and needed to check it out. Finally found a couple of Lawsons Finest beers on tap here, along with several HF and other tasty beers. They have a hundred or so bottles as well. The pulled pork was pretty damn awesome, and service was quite good. Half pours were $3 and fulls were $5, making them a hell of a deal.
j12601 (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | October 29, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Finally got to visit here for the fist time. I had been a few times when it was still The Alchemist, but hadn’t had a chance to come since the rebuild and change in ownership. The inside is beautiful, serene and calm, has a great Vermont feel to it with a slight modern update. Great tap list including a number of Hill Farmstead, and Lawsons, as well as Heady Topper of course. Had a few small plates which were excellent. Service is very good, prices are reasonable (I’d say they’re a touch higher than when it was The Alchemist). Certainly worth stopping in, and I know I’ll be back soon.
jercraigs (256) Toronto, Ontario | May 5, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
2013-04-26. Stopped in for drinks on a Friday night and it was very busy. We ended up standing which was fine for a short visit. Tap list was quite good, and there were some impressive rarities on the bottle list as well. We tried a couple of different Hill Farmstead beers on tap and came back for dinner the next night. Ordered two big bottles of Hill Farmstead (Clara, and Sankt Hans). I got a plate of "chopped bbq pork" with a side of beans and coleslaw, all of which was good but a bit different from what I pictured when I ordered it. The pork was finely chopped sort of meat salad with spices as opposed to the big chunks of pork I was picturing. Mabel got a very tasty mac and cheese. Finished with some HF Citra. My mouth wanted more food but I was stuffed. We sat at the bar which was nice but I think I’d try for a table if I was to go back. Staff was great and knowledgeable about the beer. Decor is cool, the massive bar just looks neat! Lots of brick, pretty noisy at night.
Loineshawn (237) Massachusetts | February 10, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
quite the nice little bbq and beer joint. cuban sandwiches, pulled pork, all that kind of stuff. real nice beer list. bunch of hill farmstead, some uprights, a block 15 sour, lawsons, all kinds of neat brews. restaurant atmosphere, nice building. have a preference for blackback flyshop, but def would return.
TaktikMTL (228) Montréal-Nord, Quebec | July 22, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Endroit visité le vendredi 19 juillet vers 12h00. Ambiance: Ma première visite depuis que The Alchemist n’existe plus. L’endroit est toujours aussi agréable. Service: Très sympathique et serviable. Sélection: Une vingtaine de bières en fût et pas loin d’une centaine en bouteille. Presque toute des bières de bonnes qualités. Nourriture: Sandwich Chopped Pork BBQ et sandwich Sliced Beerf Brisket. (219e rating d’établissement)
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